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Kristen Rozycki and Full Circle

LEXINGTON, Ky. — On a blustery fall day the USEF National CCI1* Championships concluded with some of the United States’ best up-and-coming combinations contesting the show jumping phase Oct. 24. Champions were crowned across four separate divisions at the competition that was held in combination with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Kristen Rozycki (Barrington, Ill.) claimed the National CC1* Championship with her own Full Circle, finishing on a score of 47.2. Rozycki and the Thoroughbred mare jumped clear over the challenging Derek Di Grazia designed cross-country course and were again flawless in the final phase.The pair moved into first place after overnight leader Missy Ransehousen and Fantastik collected four faults over Cathy Weischhoff’s technical show jumping track.

Rozycki could not have been more pleased with the horse she has done all the training with herself. “I’m really happy with my horse this weekend. She was great.”

In the National CCI1* Junior Championship, Kelsey Hoiness and T.M. Ballingary jumped a stylish round on Sunday to also finish on their dressage score on their way to being crowned champions. Hoiness (Hickory, NC) who trains with three time Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* Champion Kim Severson was contesting her first CCI1* with Kristen Villers’ fourteen year-old Irish Sport Horse Gelding.

“It was everything I hoped it would be. To end on my dressage score is more than I could ask for,” said Hoiness. “But I owe all the credit to my horse and my coach.”

Devon Gaines of Simpsonville, KY was the winner of the National CCI1* Amateur Championship riding her own eight year-old mare, Ginger Spice. Gaines who was competing at the level for the first time as well gained valuable knowledge over the weekend but was not expecting to win a National Championship.

More results: See website http://www.kyevents.net/scores

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